As Global Nursing project coordinator, Liz is responsible for the design, implementation and evaluation of global pediatric oncology nursing programs, networks and initiatives in collaboration with the St. Jude Global regional and transversal programs as well as international nursing groups. Liz is passionate about advocating for nurses worldwide, and is actively involved in creating and disseminating specialty training opportunities in pediatric oncology nursing. Liz is primarily responsible for initiatives in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean and China regions.
A Canadian native, Liz obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia in 2009. She began her career as a pediatric oncology nurse at the Stollery Children's Hospital in Edmonton, Alberta, where she worked in both the inpatient and outpatient areas, as well as focusing on creating a discharge coordinator role. Liz then went on to complete her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, in the Acute Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner- Pediatric Oncology Concentration program in 2015. Prior to joining St. Jude, Liz worked as a nurse practitioner on the Solid Tumor team at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.
Liz has been an active member of the SIOP PODC (Pediatric Oncology in Developing Countries) Nursing working group since 2015, and is currently serving as co-chair. Liz also serves on the APHON Continuing Education committee.